Don’t harm the Wildlife – except snakes!

English: Florida Water Moccasin Agkistrodon pi...

English: Florida Water Moccasin Agkistrodon piscivorus conanti at Cincinnati Zoo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw Mike run into the bedroom and grabbed his .22 rifle, and ran out. This surprised me as the owners (or at least the wife) doesn’t want anyone to harm the wildlife. It’s actually written in the rules.

I found out later, it was a water moccasin. Even though (according to Michala) she didn’t freak, she called all the kids into the laundry room and told Mike to get his gun.

I guess there are exceptions to those rules.

(note: The picture above is a Florida Water Moccasin and since Zemanta had none from Texas, I used it.  I hadn’t seen the offending snake, so I’m not sure it they look the same)


2 thoughts on “Don’t harm the Wildlife – except snakes!

  1. “Not so Boring”,
    Thanks for posting a link to our article, and for writing an article of your own, that begs the question regarding “why snakes would not qualify as wildlife”. Wildlife is found in the wild, and if it is living in its own habitat, it is serving a vital role in the ecosystem. The only good snake, is a live snake. Granted, I don’t want to see anyone get bitten, but more often than not, there are much safer ways of dealing with venomous snakes, than execution. Hopefully my article you shared will help folks determine if the offending snake was even venomous or not. Harmless Water Snakes are perhaps most commonly misidentified as the venomous Water Moccasin, as they do look very similar to the untrained eye.

    Thanks again, and do let us know if you have any questions about snakes.


    • I typically have no problem with snakes. Unfortunately, the owner was pretty freaked. Aside from apparent ophidiophobia, she may have been concerned with lawsuits.

      As for the type of snake, I would have been able to look it up if I had seen it. The information I got was second-hand. Mike was sure that there was more than one, but he didn’t tell the owner that. ;P

      Thanks for the comment.

      As for the link, you can thank Zemanta for that. I wouldn’t have seen your site otherwise. 😀

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